BGood afternoon my darlings and welcome to president’s day. I don’t know if you have the day off, but if you do I hope you are having a fabulous day. I chose to work for part of the day and then take part of the afternoon off. Actually after this post I will be turning off the computer for the rest of the day. Since my sinus headache from last week put me a little bit behind last week I wanted to do a little catching up today. My babydoll has the day off though so he has been trying to let me get some work done.
It isn’t easy for him the more he knows he should leave me alone, the more he wants to pester. At the moment he is making a list of all the things that we could do this after noon, which is why this post is a little early. I had lunch with him and told him to make a list while I finished up. So before he finishes his list and the pestermonster returns, lets get into today’s look.
Primer: Elf Poreless Putty Primer
Foundation: Natasha Denona Transformatte Foundation
Bronzer: Trestique Bronzing Stick
Blush and Highlight: Natasha Denona Bloom Blush and Glow Palette
Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Naked 3
Mascara: Elizabeth Mott It’s so Big Mascara
I know I was going to wait to open the new Elf Primer until I finished at least one more primer, but I couldn’t resist. It is such a great primer. So I caved and opened it. And I loved using it.
I am also loving this Natasha Denona Transformatte. Last week I did try to use a makeup sponge to apply it, but I found I used twice as much product. The foundation still looked okay but it was heavier than I liked. With just the brush I was able to apply it in a lesser amount and quite honestly I like it much better this way. This is proving to be a very nice foundation.
The Trestique bronzing stick is a long time favorite as are the lip crayons. I have the minis in the sheer and the matte formulas and for a long time I just kept them out in a jar on my dressing table. As a result I found I was reaching for them almost exclusively. So I put them out of my line of sight so that I could vary my product use. They are great lip crayons though. Great color and very comfortable to wear. The minis kit was a great way to try different shades and I am marking the ones I like best to purchase in the full size. I enjoyed getting these lip crayons out again just as I enjoyed the bronzer. I also love that the bronzer is now refillable.
I decided that since I was wearing the Natosha Denona foundation, I might as well go with the blush as well. I really like the blush and highlight in this palette. It is just larger than many of my other blushes so I don’t store it in the same drawer and because of that I tend to forget to take it out and use it. The shades suit me really well and they are fantastically belendable. I really need to remember to use it more often. I loved using it today.
The mascara I am not a huge fan of. It is fine but not something I will repurchase. I am trying to use it now because it is reaching the end of its life so I want to use it up as much as possible before letting it go.
I deliberately chose the Urban Decay Palette today because it was my go to everyday palette for a while. As I have been trying out the Juvia’s place and it is very much an everyday Palette I wanted to do a quick compare. I think there is more variety of shades in the urban decay making it a much more versatile palette. It has the basics but it isn’t boring. It also has more pans than the other palette, but it does have everything I want in a neutrals palette without becoming boring, which is kind of hard to do. Plus I really like the palette and was happy to bring it out again.
So that my darlings was my makeup look for the day. with the exception of the mascara, I enjoyed everything. And the mascara was fine, just a bit meh. And if that is the worst of the lot, its a pretty good day. But now I am seeing my babydoll lurking around the doorway so I am going to call it a day and spend the rest of the afternoon running around town with him. Whether you are working or have the day off, I hope you have a fantastic afternoon.